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Exhibitions // Coming up // The 5 Collective: Flux
25 October

The 5 Collective: Flux

As a group of creatives The5Collective aims to develop work which represents the fluctuations of the seasons through the calmness of the flora, water, and sea. The imagery and wildness of the Cornish landscape is both personal and responsive to the collective.

Flux is a representation of each artist. The Cornish landscape continues to inspire each individual responses to the seasons through the richness, beauty, power, structure and sweeping energy of the landscape, along with still life forms depicting the relationship and elements of the living environment. The azures, whites, ochres and greens are represented throughout with and emphasis to a sense of place and belonging.

The5Collective friends are Cornish Contemporary painters and mixed media artists who have worked together for over a quarter of century in the art sector.

Maxine Whitbread-Abrutat lives on the wild North Atlantic Coastline of Perranporth, her work focus being, the emotive questioning of landscape. Jo Cottam lives near to Praa Sands in West Cornwall, the vast skies and changing light are intrinsic to her work. Liz Dickinson lives in Praze close to Helston, describing her style as “abstracted” so in it lies the recognisable but interpreted rather than an exact response. Sue Loydell lives by a creek on Carrick Roads, her work focuses on landscape and the sea using texture and collage layers.

Instagram @The5Collective @maxinewa_artist @jo.cottam @lizard_artist @sueloydell


Exhibition open: Tuesday 25th October to Saturday 29th October 2022 FREE ENTRY

Private View Tuesday 25th September, 5-7pm


Please think social distance, and sanitise your hands on arrival. 



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